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1609 James 1st hammered silver six pence third bust
1816 George III milled silver sixpence and 1559 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1558 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat (4 pence )
Morini ' boat tree' type c 70BC Celtic quarter stater
Very interesting gold ring, Edinburgh mintmark .625% gold date letter Script capital F Date letter indicates 1723
Hammered copper foreign coin - W - MAION- H ??
Georgian period clock key
Huge early 'Fish scale' decorated cow bell - still rings
Huge knife - one for the museum to date as it came off a Roman fort site
Early gilded Navy officers button
Northumberland Regiment pre 1820
Very interesting clothing fastener with a 'face' design'. Generally this style is 17thC but this looks possibly late Medieval
Stag livery button
1767 Zeelandia copper (Dutch)
East Somerset Yeomanry cap badge
Early milled silver, chewed by the plough, can't ID it
1696 William III half pence
Shooting button with Latin inscription
17thC silver button
1940 Half Crown ( 30 Pence) 1942 shilling (12 pence) 1921 sixpence
Irish 1605 James 1st hammered silver groat (4 pence)
1853 Victorian milled silver six pence
Medieval buckle plate- traces of gilding remain
Post Medieval button
1350 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence)
1797 George III Cartwheel penny
George V 1936 milled silver half crown (30pence)
George V 1940 milled silver sixpence

4thC Roman bronze

'Your coin is a "BEATA TRANQVILLITAS" altar type and appears to be from either London or Trier mint - the exergual mintmark is too vague in your picture to be sure - these date to the early Constantinian era, pre 324 A.D'

1760 Zeelandia (Dutch)
Early Navy officers button
Early 7th Regiment of foot lapel badge
Bulls head livery button
Early French coin ?
1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver one pence
2ndC Roman bronze trumpet brooch
1595 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver one pence
Medieval acorn belt decoration
Royal Artillery button post 1795
92nd Regiment of Foot post 1790
1540 to 1700 spur buckle
1734 Hallmarked silver spoon handle
1779 George III milled silver 1 pence
Essex Regiment cap badge
1848 Victorian milled silver sixpence
Not ID'd
Post Medieval belt decoration
Royal Harwich yacht club
Post Medieval button
Unusual find - 2 and 3 ring bullets
Post Medieval buckle
1250 BC bronze age Palstave axe found by Boston Will
1605 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1553 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)
1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
Post 1790 Navy button
15thC long cross lead token
Post 1790 Navy officers button
1750 Dutch copper ?
18thC bayonet frog
Heavily decorated black enamel work with silver inlay - not ID'd
Early 17thC silver button - reported as treasure
4thC Roman bronze made to fit into a ring bezel
Roman bronze cart fitting with serpent face design
Eyeball find - flint worked into a circular design - could be very early
1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
15thC long cross lead token
2 Escudo Portuguse coin weight c 1760 AD
Facinating find - Looks like a fob seal but it is a lot older and does not have a matrix on the end, one for the museum
Lead gaming token - could be an early one
Mount with a snake design, probably late Victorian
Large button sized gilded mount
Gilded strap end - no idea of date yet
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver one pence
Some one tried to turn this 1843 Victorian milled silver 3 pence into a hammered coin LOL
Heart attack find - looks like a Celtic siver but is a button !!

Large bronze decorated mount - ID'd as post Medieval

Appears to be a lady standing

Debased silver Roman - looks like a pre BC type - sent of the experts for an ID

'This piece appears to be Greek - there were many Greek cities that used the dolphin as a coin-type, and I can't quite make out the "ethnic" - the inscription under the dolphin that would identify the origin. Best guess would be 3rd or 2nd century B.C'

ID'd by Museum as a 30 BC Roman Republican silver coin

Medieval mount
Small decorated mount - late Victrian period
1605 James 1st hammered silver half groat
Early 1500's button
1929 George V milled silver six pence
1838 Victorian milled silver four pence (groat)
18thC solid silver thimble with the inscription MW
1704 Queen Anne love token
17th/18th C lead palm guard for sewing
Lead harness mount- probably 18thC
Flower design button
1721 George copper half penny in great shape
Huge Roman bronze lion paw pot leg
King John 1205 AD hammered silver penny
Pie (pice) of the East India Company struck in Benares during the period 1815-1821. It has the fixed regnal year 37 of the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II'.
1853 Victorian milled silver six pence
1906 Edward copper penny with nice patina
Musket ramrod guide
1stC BC Roman silver coin forgery
17thC button
Great find, SGT Huggons York - name tag off a musket ?
1216 Henry III hammered silver long cross cut half penny
17thC 2 drachms Apothecaries Weight
5th or 15th Regiment of foot one piece button
Medieval mount
1926 George V milled silver six pence
Bird mount - Medieval
1696 Fire office hand in hand button
Prancing Lion livery button
17th/18thC clog fastener
Post Medieval cloth seal
1667 Colchester hammered farthing
1815 George III silver sixpence forgery
Gilded flower button
Not sure what this is ?
Solid bronze stud - hand decorated Post Medieval
Unusual Georgian period watch winder
Georgian period buckle
WWII Army cap badge
1850 Victorian milled silver three pence
Post Medieval button
Crown button
c1000 BC Bronze Age socketed axe fragment found by Mass Linda
Late Iron Age/ early Roman bronze strap divider (terret)found by Texas Rechey
Another Nazi badge probably from the Dornier bomber crash site
Medieval hammered silver penny where the hammering process weakened the flan, it fractured and broke off
The Iron Age unit has been identified as a coin of Cunobelin VA 2101,has been recorded with the Celtic Coin Index as 04.2645'
Gun metal coin of James II 1690

Shield of British Arms on Rose

James 1st 1612 - 32 shilling coin weight - Rose Ryal

XXXIII with crown

obv shield

Fire Office the Strand (London) button
Portuguese gold 1000 reis Moidore of King John V 1717.They were acceptable as currency in Britain in the early 18th century found by Boston Beau
Cloth seal with EA, similar to East India company
50 BC Gallo Belgic Celtic Stater and Edward III 1361 third issue hammered gold 1/2 Noble
1696 William III milled silver sixpence
Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)
Probably later period round Apothecary weight not in books
1921 George V milled silver sixpence
1813 Russian bale seal
1696 William III milled silver sixpence York Mint
Clipped hammered silver Edward III groat (4 pence) c1327
18thC Silver bowl leg with Lions claw foot
18thC Silvered button
George 1st Trade weight London hallmark
1754 George II farthing
Chinese coin - not dated yet
1500's Tudor toggle button decorated with flowers
Very unusual casket lock plate
17thC Dutch bale seal with Lion and shield
Prince of Wales button
Post 1795 Navy button
Large Standing weight- N.Biggs pg 31 Triangular prism 15thC
19thC harness decoration
19thC Bale seal
Silver mount probably 18thC
Post Medieval cast round weight N.Biggs
Post Medieval bronze ring
1835 Victorian milled silver six pence
18thC Colchester half penny

Pre 17thC Lead Apothecarie weight 'P'


12 T - TM weight
Livery Button - dog with dragon head
17thC Sword hanger
Medieval French Ecu coin weight
19th Solid silver mount - horse on rider
Silvered star button 19thC
18thC fragment of a silver bracelet
1945 George V milled silver 2 -shillings (24 pence)
18th/19thC Large lead sewing egg
17thC William III trade weight
17thC enameled ladel handle
Monogrammed button
17thC lead button
15thC D buckle
Military button
17thC trade token
1756 Dutch low countries copper
19thC Navy belt slide
1641 Russian bale seal
17thC Harness pendant
1882 Bale seal
Huge 1stC Roman bronze
Roman bronze Chariot reins guide
Roman Chariot decorative mount
Gilded decorated fragment post medieval
Decorated Georgian watch winder
Post Medieval buckle
Medieval bronze dice
Birmingham hallmark solid silver Oval early 1800's, too large for a cuff link
1856 Victorian milled silver sixpence
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